Bloodborne Pathogens Standard; Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Approval of Information Collection (Paperwork) Requirements, 19904-19905 [2021-07695]

Download as PDF jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES 19904 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 71 / Thursday, April 15, 2021 / Notices review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA). Public comments on the ICR are invited. DATES: The OMB will consider all written comments that agency receives on or before May 17, 2021. ADDRESSES: Written comments and recommendations for the proposed information collection should be sent within 30 days of publication of this notice to www.reginfo.gov/public/do/ PRAMain. Find this particular information collection by selecting ‘‘Currently under 30-day Review—Open for Public Comments’’ or by using the search function. Comments are invited on: (1) Whether the collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the Department, including whether the information will have practical utility; (2) if the information will be processed and used in a timely manner; (3) the accuracy of the agency’s estimates of the burden and cost of the collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (4) ways to enhance the quality, utility and clarity of the information collection; and (5) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Crystal Rennie by telephone at 202– 693–0456, or by email at DOL_PRA_ PUBLIC@dol.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Standard contains several information collection requirements addressing truck design, construction, and modification, as well as certification of training and evaluation for truck operators. For additional substantive information about this ICR, see the related notice published in the Federal Register on October 16, 2020 (85 FR 65876). This information collection is subject to the PRA. A Federal agency generally cannot conduct or sponsor a collection of information, and the public is generally not required to respond to an information collection, unless the OMB approves it and displays a currently valid OMB Control Number. In addition, notwithstanding any other provisions of law, no person shall generally be subject to penalty for failing to comply with a collection of information that does not display a valid OMB Control Number. See 5 CFR 1320.5(a) and 1320.6. DOL seeks PRA authorization for this information collection for three (3) years. OMB authorization for an ICR VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:35 Apr 14, 2021 Jkt 253001 cannot be for more than three (3) years without renewal. The DOL notes that information collection requirements submitted to the OMB for existing ICRs receive a month-to-month extension while they undergo review. Agency: DOL–OSHA. Title of Collection: Powered Industrial Trucks Standard. OMB Control Number: 1218–0242. Affected Public: Private Sector, Businesses or other for-profits. Total Estimated Number of Respondents: 1,276,055. Total Estimated Number of Responses: 2,526,588. Total Estimated Annual Time Burden: 450,022 hours. Total Estimated Annual Other Costs Burden: $256,626. Authority: 44 U.S.C. 3507(a)(1)(D). Crystal Rennie, Senior PRA Analyst. [FR Doc. 2021–07694 Filed 4–14–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–26–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Occupational Safety and Health Administration [Docket No. OSHA–2011–0047] Bloodborne Pathogens Standard; Extension of the Office of Management and Budget’s (OMB) Approval of Information Collection (Paperwork) Requirements Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Labor. ACTION: Request for public comments. AGENCY: OSHA solicits public comments concerning the proposal to extend the Office of Management and Budget’s (OMB) approval of the information collection requirements contained in the Bloodborne Pathogens Standard. DATES: Comments must be submitted (postmarked, sent, or received) by June 14, 2021. ADDRESSES: Electronically: You may submit comments, including attachments, electronically at http:// www.regulations.gov, the Federal eRulemaking Portal. Follow the instructions online for submitting comments. Docket: To read or download comments or other material in the docket, go to http:// www.regulations.gov. Documents in the docket are listed in the http:// www.regulations.gov index; however, some information (e.g., copyrighted SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00036 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 material) is not publicly available to read or download through the website. All submissions, including copyrighted material, are available for inspection through the OSHA Docket Office. Contact the OSHA Docket Office for assistance in locating docket submissions. Instructions: All submissions must include the agency name and the OSHA docket number for this Federal Register notice (OSHA–2011–0047). OSHA will place comments and requests to speak, including personal information, in the public docket, which may be available online. Therefore, OSHA cautions interested parties about submitting personal information such as Social Security numbers and birthdates. For further information on submitting comments, see the ‘‘Public Participation’’ heading in the section of this notice titled SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Seleda Perryman or Theda Kenney, Directorate of Standards and Guidance, OSHA, U.S. Department of Labor, telephone (202) 693–2222. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Background The Department of Labor, as part of a continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent (i.e., employer) burden, conducts a preclearance process to provide the public with an opportunity to comment on proposed and continuing information collection requirements in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA) (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)). This program ensures that information is in the desired format, the reporting burden (time and costs) is minimal, the collection instruments are clearly understood, and OSHA’s estimate of the information collection burden is accurate. The Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 (OSH Act) (29 U.S.C. 651 et seq.) authorizes information collection by employers as necessary or appropriate for enforcement of the OSH Act, or for developing information regarding the causes and prevention of occupational injuries, illnesses, and accidents (29 U.S.C. 657). The OSH Act also requires OSHA to obtain such information with a minimum burden upon employers, especially those operating small businesses, and to reduce to the maximum extent feasible unnecessary duplication of effort in obtaining said information (29 U.S.C. 657). The information collection requirements specified in the Bloodborne Pathogens Standard require E:\FR\FM\15APN1.SGM 15APN1 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 71 / Thursday, April 15, 2021 / Notices jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES employers to: Develop and maintain exposure control plans; develop a housekeeping schedule; provide workers with Hepatitis B Virus (HBV) vaccinations, post-exposure medical evaluations and follow-up; maintain medical and training records for specified periods; and provide employees and their authorized representatives with access to these records. Employers must also establish and maintain a sharps injury log for the recording of percutaneous injuries from contaminated sharps. Estimated Total Burden Hours: 5,720,498.66. Estimated Cost (Operation and Maintenance): $52,526,634.41. IV. Public Participation—Submission of Comments on This Notice and Internet Access to Comments and Submissions You may submit comments in response to this document as follows: (1) Electronically at http:// www.regulations.gov, which is the Federal eRulemaking Portal; (2) by facsimile (fax); or (3) by hard copy. II. Special Issues for Comment Please note: While OSHA’s Docket Office is continuing to accept and OSHA has a particular interest in process submissions by regular mail, comments on the following issues: • Whether the proposed information due to the COVID–19 pandemic, the collection requirements are necessary Docket Office is closed to the public and for the proper performance of the not able to receive submissions to the agency’s functions, including whether docket by hand, express mail, the information is useful; messenger, and courier service. All • The accuracy of OSHA’s estimate of comments, attachments, and other the burden (time and costs) of the material must identify the agency name information collection requirements, and the OSHA docket number for the including the validity of the ICR (Docket No. OSHA–2011–0047). methodology and assumptions used; You may supplement electronic • The quality, utility, and clarity of submissions by uploading document the information collected; and files electronically. If you wish to mail • Ways to minimize the burden on additional materials in reference to an employers who must comply—for electronic or facsimile submission, you example, by using automated or other must submit them to the OSHA Docket technological information collection Office (see the section of this notice and transmission techniques. titled ADDRESSES). The additional III. Proposed Actions materials must clearly identify electronic comments by your name, The agency is requesting an adjustment increase of 32,816.66 burden date, and the docket number so that the agency can attach them to your hours (from 5,687,682.00 hours to comments. 5,720,498.66). This increase is a result of updated data showing an increase in Due to security procedures, the use of the number of facilities (from 700,724 to regular mail may cause a significant 701,563) and employees (from 8,399,358 delay in the receipt of comments. to 8,425,607) affected by the Standard. Comments and submissions are The operation and maintenance cost posted without change at http:// increased $708,649.41, from www.regulations.gov. Therefore, OSHA $51,817,985.00 to $52,526,634.41, due cautions commenters about submitting to the increase in medical costs personal information such as social (administration of the Hepatitis B security numbers and dates of birth. Vaccine and the PEP treatment). This Although all submissions are listed in increase is also a result of updated data the http://www.regulations.gov index, showing an increase in the number of some information (e.g., copyrighted facilities and employees affected by the material) is not publicly available to Standard. read or download through this website. The agency will summarize the comments submitted in response to this All submissions, including copyrighted notice and will include this summary in material, are available for inspection and copying at the OSHA Docket Office. the request to OMB. Information on using the http:// Type of Review: Extension of a www.regulations.gov website to submit currently approved collection. Title: Bloodborne Pathogens Standard. comments and access the docket is available at the website’s ‘‘User Tips’’ OMB Control Number: 1218–0180. Affected Public: Business or other for- link. Contact the OSHA Docket Office at (202) 693–2350, (TTY (877) 889–5627) profits. for information about materials not Number of Respondents: 701,563. Frequency of Responses: On occasion. available through the website, and for assistance in using the internet to locate Total Responses: 26,841,471. docket submissions. Average Time per Response: Varies. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:35 Apr 14, 2021 Jkt 253001 PO 00000 Frm 00037 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 19905 V. Authority and Signature James S. Frederick, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health, directed the preparation of this notice. The authority for this notice is the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3506 et seq.) and Secretary of Labor’s Order No. 1–2012 (77 FR 3912). Signed at Washington, DC, on April 6, 2021. James S. Frederick, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health. [FR Doc. 2021–07695 Filed 4–14–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–26–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; Notice of Controversion of Right to Compensation Division of Federal Employees Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation, Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Department of Labor (DOL) is soliciting comments concerning a proposed extension for the authority to conduct the information collection request (ICR) titled, ‘‘Notice of Controversion of Right to Compensation.’’ This comment request is part of continuing Departmental efforts to reduce paperwork and respondent burden in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA). SUMMARY: Consideration will be given to all written comments received by June 14, 2021. ADDRESSES: A copy of this ICR with applicable supporting documentation; including a description of the likely respondents, proposed frequency of response, and estimated total burden may be obtained for free by contacting Anjanette Suggs by telephone at 202– 354–9660 or by email at suggs.anjanette@dol.gov. Submit written comments about this ICR by mail or courier to the U.S. Department of Labor, Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs, Room S3323, 200 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20210; or by email at suggs.anjanette@dol.gov. Please note that comments submitted after the comment period will not be considered. DATES: E:\FR\FM\15APN1.SGM 15APN1

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[Federal Register Volume 86, Number 71 (Thursday, April 15, 2021)]
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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Occupational Safety and Health Administration

[Docket No. OSHA-2011-0047]


Bloodborne Pathogens Standard; Extension of the Office of 
Management and Budget's (OMB) Approval of Information Collection 
(Paperwork) Requirements

AGENCY: Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Labor.

ACTION: Request for public comments.

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SUMMARY: OSHA solicits public comments concerning the proposal to 
extend the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) approval of the 
information collection requirements contained in the Bloodborne 
Pathogens Standard.

DATES: Comments must be submitted (postmarked, sent, or received) by 
June 14, 2021.

ADDRESSES: 
    Electronically: You may submit comments, including attachments, 
electronically at http://www.regulations.gov, the Federal eRulemaking 
Portal. Follow the instructions online for submitting comments.
    Docket: To read or download comments or other material in the 
docket, go to http://www.regulations.gov. Documents in the docket are 
listed in the http://www.regulations.gov index; however, some 
information (e.g., copyrighted material) is not publicly available to 
read or download through the website. All submissions, including 
copyrighted material, are available for inspection through the OSHA 
Docket Office. Contact the OSHA Docket Office for assistance in 
locating docket submissions.
    Instructions: All submissions must include the agency name and the 
OSHA docket number for this Federal Register notice (OSHA-2011-0047). 
OSHA will place comments and requests to speak, including personal 
information, in the public docket, which may be available online. 
Therefore, OSHA cautions interested parties about submitting personal 
information such as Social Security numbers and birthdates. For further 
information on submitting comments, see the ``Public Participation'' 
heading in the section of this notice titled SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Seleda Perryman or Theda Kenney, 
Directorate of Standards and Guidance, OSHA, U.S. Department of Labor, 
telephone (202) 693-2222.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Background

    The Department of Labor, as part of a continuing effort to reduce 
paperwork and respondent (i.e., employer) burden, conducts a 
preclearance process to provide the public with an opportunity to 
comment on proposed and continuing information collection requirements 
in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA) (44 U.S.C. 
3506(c)(2)(A)). This program ensures that information is in the desired 
format, the reporting burden (time and costs) is minimal, the 
collection instruments are clearly understood, and OSHA's estimate of 
the information collection burden is accurate. The Occupational Safety 
and Health Act of 1970 (OSH Act) (29 U.S.C. 651 et seq.) authorizes 
information collection by employers as necessary or appropriate for 
enforcement of the OSH Act, or for developing information regarding the 
causes and prevention of occupational injuries, illnesses, and 
accidents (29 U.S.C. 657). The OSH Act also requires OSHA to obtain 
such information with a minimum burden upon employers, especially those 
operating small businesses, and to reduce to the maximum extent 
feasible unnecessary duplication of effort in obtaining said 
information (29 U.S.C. 657).
    The information collection requirements specified in the Bloodborne 
Pathogens Standard require

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employers to: Develop and maintain exposure control plans; develop a 
housekeeping schedule; provide workers with Hepatitis B Virus (HBV) 
vaccinations, post-exposure medical evaluations and follow-up; maintain 
medical and training records for specified periods; and provide 
employees and their authorized representatives with access to these 
records. Employers must also establish and maintain a sharps injury log 
for the recording of percutaneous injuries from contaminated sharps.

II. Special Issues for Comment

    OSHA has a particular interest in comments on the following issues:
     Whether the proposed information collection requirements 
are necessary for the proper performance of the agency's functions, 
including whether the information is useful;
     The accuracy of OSHA's estimate of the burden (time and 
costs) of the information collection requirements, including the 
validity of the methodology and assumptions used;
     The quality, utility, and clarity of the information 
collected; and
     Ways to minimize the burden on employers who must comply--
for example, by using automated or other technological information 
collection and transmission techniques.

III. Proposed Actions

    The agency is requesting an adjustment increase of 32,816.66 burden 
hours (from 5,687,682.00 hours to 5,720,498.66). This increase is a 
result of updated data showing an increase in the number of facilities 
(from 700,724 to 701,563) and employees (from 8,399,358 to 8,425,607) 
affected by the Standard.
    The operation and maintenance cost increased $708,649.41, from 
$51,817,985.00 to $52,526,634.41, due to the increase in medical costs 
(administration of the Hepatitis B Vaccine and the PEP treatment). This 
increase is also a result of updated data showing an increase in the 
number of facilities and employees affected by the Standard.
    The agency will summarize the comments submitted in response to 
this notice and will include this summary in the request to OMB.
    Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection.
    Title: Bloodborne Pathogens Standard.
    OMB Control Number: 1218-0180.
    Affected Public: Business or other for-profits.
    Number of Respondents: 701,563.
    Frequency of Responses: On occasion.
    Total Responses: 26,841,471.
    Average Time per Response: Varies.
    Estimated Total Burden Hours: 5,720,498.66.
    Estimated Cost (Operation and Maintenance): $52,526,634.41.

IV. Public Participation--Submission of Comments on This Notice and 
Internet Access to Comments and Submissions

    You may submit comments in response to this document as follows: 
(1) Electronically at http://www.regulations.gov, which is the Federal 
eRulemaking Portal; (2) by facsimile (fax); or (3) by hard copy. Please 
note: While OSHA's Docket Office is continuing to accept and process 
submissions by regular mail, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Docket 
Office is closed to the public and not able to receive submissions to 
the docket by hand, express mail, messenger, and courier service. All 
comments, attachments, and other material must identify the agency name 
and the OSHA docket number for the ICR (Docket No. OSHA-2011-0047). You 
may supplement electronic submissions by uploading document files 
electronically. If you wish to mail additional materials in reference 
to an electronic or facsimile submission, you must submit them to the 
OSHA Docket Office (see the section of this notice titled ADDRESSES). 
The additional materials must clearly identify electronic comments by 
your name, date, and the docket number so that the agency can attach 
them to your comments.
    Due to security procedures, the use of regular mail may cause a 
significant delay in the receipt of comments.
    Comments and submissions are posted without change at http://www.regulations.gov. Therefore, OSHA cautions commenters about 
submitting personal information such as social security numbers and 
dates of birth. Although all submissions are listed in the http://www.regulations.gov index, some information (e.g., copyrighted 
material) is not publicly available to read or download through this 
website. All submissions, including copyrighted material, are available 
for inspection and copying at the OSHA Docket Office. Information on 
using the http://www.regulations.gov website to submit comments and 
access the docket is available at the website's ``User Tips'' link. 
Contact the OSHA Docket Office at (202) 693-2350, (TTY (877) 889-5627) 
for information about materials not available through the website, and 
for assistance in using the internet to locate docket submissions.

V. Authority and Signature

    James S. Frederick, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of Labor 
for Occupational Safety and Health, directed the preparation of this 
notice. The authority for this notice is the Paperwork Reduction Act of 
1995 (44 U.S.C. 3506 et seq.) and Secretary of Labor's Order No. 1-2012 
(77 FR 3912).

    Signed at Washington, DC, on April 6, 2021.
James S. Frederick,
Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety 
and Health.
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